Bearing no blame
News 8/21/2000 Post a comment Sick and tired of having fingers pointed at bearings as the leading cause of machine downtime and failures, bearing manufacturer SKF recently asked some engineers to debunk the myth.
Linear motors, or not?
News 8/21/2000 Post a comment Although many of its competitors have incorporated linear motors into new machine tool designs, engineers at Lamb Technicon say that the technology has yet to offer the appropriate price/performance trade-off to justify its use.
Robo mower won't cop out
News 8/21/2000 Post a comment Friendly Robotics has developed the RL500 robotic lawnmower that uses a miniature electronic brain based on its proprietary Robo-Scanrtechnology to systematically cut grass.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.